By Erika Winters
Diamond Prices News Roundup – April 2013
Pricescope charted few changes in retail diamond prices during the month of April. Retail prices for 0 to 0.5-carat diamonds increased by 1%, while prices for 4.0 to 99-carat diamonds decreased by 1%. Pricescope data shows no other price changes for other listed carat weights. Retail diamond price changes are based on Pricescope’s database of over 450,000 diamonds from retail stores.
Retail Diamond Price Changes for April 2013
0 to 0.5 carat: +1%
0.5 to 1.0 carat: no change
1.0 to 2.0 carats: no change
2.0 to 3.0 carats: no change
3.0 to 4.0 carats: no change
4.0 to 99 carats: – 1%
Pricescope has been charting retail diamond prices since 2007.
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